Finally. Lance Armstrong is going to be publicly interviewed about his doping scandal. And Oprah is just the person to do it. Her OWN network announced yesterday that she will air an exclusive interview with the former Tour de France cyclist, and it’s looking like it will finally address the questions we all want answered.
On her site, the release stated that this will be quite the interview:
Oprah Winfrey will speak exclusively with Lance Armstrong in his first no-holds-barred interview. Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.
All of this is long overdue, and we are glad Armstrong is finally coming forward to address this scandal. Among the questions we all want answered (like, did you really do it?), we are hoping Oprah will ask some of the tougher questions, like:
Are you ready to admit that you lied, cheated and deceived in order to win the Tour de France?
How could you look the public in the face and repeatedly lie over and over again?
What do you have to say to all the fans and sponsors who supported you for so long?
Will you give the sponsor money back to your sponsors?
What kind of message does lying and cheating send to your own children?
Aren’t you only coming forward now purely for your own benefit so you can continue to compete in triathlons and marathons–not because it’s the right thing to do?
All of this will air next Thursday, January 17 (9:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In addition-the interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com.
Oprah is obviously excited about this big interview. She even tweeted:
RT @Oprah: BREAKING NEWS: Looking forward to this conversation with @lancearmstrong
So are we.
What do you hope Oprah asks Lance?